Peter Travers' 2012 Fall Movie Preview

The 25 movies to see and five that go straight into the Scum Bucket

'Argo'

Argo
Claire Folger

In Theaters: October 12th
Starring: Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, John Goodman
Directed By: Ben Affleck
 
Ben Affleck gets out of the Boston of Gone Baby Gone and The Town to direct Argo, a ferociously exciting, fact-based thriller set during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis. Affleck also stars as Tony Mendez, the CIA exfiltration expert who plots to get six Americans out of Tehran by disguising them as filmmakers out to produce a cheap sci-fi flick called Argo. Alan Arkin and John Goodman turn scene-stealing into grand larceny as Hollywood types who help pull off the caper. But this is Affleck's show, and his directing chops are undeniable.

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